With economic concerns ever present, perhaps billions are discovering new heroes, villains, experiencing extra stresses, anger, envy - and then there's nothing like electing someone to blame. Is this how an empire feels when it grows old?
Without doubt, sometimes modern life sucks! Fake news. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD). The Age of Stupid. We're all steeped in and exposed to these swampy quagmires, that at every opportunity, seek to pull us down. Misery truly does like company. So here, like the warmth from a turf fire in winter, we have a remedy.
#Brexit. What madness! How rare to find that after months of priming, by a small-ish majority, a people ignore the advice of its own government. As a result, pundits from home and abroad reel in shock and disbelief. They asked the people to vote freely and the people voted wrongly - according to some. Yet that's what happens in what is arguably the home of democracy.